College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychology

Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, Ph.D.


Ph.D. University of Memphis, 1994

Contact Information:
Office: Johnson Tower 312
Phone: (509) 335-0170


Aging and Dementia Laboratory
Traumatic Brain Injury Research Laboratory
Smart Environment Research
To Participate in or Learn More about Ongoing Research Projects
Media Links
WSU Aging Assistive Technology Website
Undergraduate Program in Gerontechnology Website


Classes Taught:

  • Psychology 198: Honors Introductory Psychology
  • Psychology 363: Psychology and Aging
  • Psychology 490: Cognition and Aging
  • Psychology 508: Gerontechnology
  • Psychology 537: Clinic Assessment Practicum
  • Psychology 575: Foundation of Neuropsychology

Research Interests:

Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology; Everyday Functioning; Memory and Executive Abilities; Rehabilitation; Smart and Assistive Technologies; Aging and Cognitively Impaired Populations (e.g., MCI, AD, PD and TBI).


Recent Publications:

Schmitter-Edgecombe, M., *Parsey, C., & Lamb, R. (2014). Development and psychometric properties of the instrumental activities of daily living – compensation scale (IADL-C). Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 29, 776-792. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acu053. PMID 25344901

Schmitter-Edgecombe, M. & Dyck, D. (2014). A cognitive rehabilitation multi-family group intervention for individuals with mild cognitive impairment and their care-partners. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 20, 897-908. PMID 25222630

*Weakley, A., & Schmitter-Edgecombe, M. (2014). Analysis of verbal fluency ability in Alzheimer’s disease: the role of clustering, switching and semantic proximities. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 29, 256-268. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acu010.

Schmitter-Edgecombe, M. & *Parsey, C. (2014). Assessment of functional change and cognitive correlates in the progression from normal aging to dementia. Neuropsychology, 28, 881-893. doi: 10.1037/neu0000109. PMID: 24933485

*Anderson, J. A., *Rueda, A., & Schmitter-Edgecombe, M. (2014). Stability of time estimation: evaluating the effects of age. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 78, 259-276.

Schmitter-Edgecombe, M. & *Parsey, C. (2014). Cognitive correlates of functional abilities in individuals with mild cognitive impairment: comparison of questionnaire, direct observation and performance-based measures. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 28, 726-746. PMID 24766574

*Wright, M. J., Wong, A., Obermeit, L., *Woo, E., Schmitter-Edgecombe, M., & Fuster, J. M. (2014). Memory for performed and observed activities following traumatic brain injury. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 36, 268-277. DOI:10.1080/13803395.2014.884543.

*Zulas, A. L., Crandall, A. S., & Schmitter-Edgecombe, M. (2014). Caregiver needs from elder care assistive smart homes: children of elder adults assessment. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 58, 634-638.

*Simon, C., *Cain, C., *Hajiammini, S., *Saeedi, R., Schmitter-Edgecombe, M., & Cook, D. (2014).  Digital memory notebook: experimental evaluation of motivational reward strategies. Proceedings of the UBICOMP 2014, 1193-1200.

*Dawadi, P., Cook, D., Schmitter-Edgecombe, M. (2014) Smart home-based longitudinal assessment. Proceedings of the UBICOMP 2014, 1217-1224.

*denotes student author

Grant Support


Smart Environment Technologies for Health Assessment and Assistance. NIH: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. #R01 EB009675 2014-2018, $1,487,560. PI.

Training Program for Undergraduate Gerontechnologists (TUG). NIH: National Institute on Aging #R25 AG046114 2014-2019, $1,604,829. PI.

Improving Awareness, Training in and Access to Aging Services Technologies (ASTs) for individuals with Dementia, their Caregivers, and Health-care Providers. Attorney General’s Office, Washington State, 2013-2015, $206,103. PI.

Smart Environment Technology for Longitudinal Behavior Analysis and Intervention. NIH: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. #R01 EB015853 2012-2016, $1,566,691. PI 

Integrative Training in Smart Environment and Health Technologies. National Science Foundation. IGERT funding. #DGE-0900781 2009-2014, $2,999,928. Co-PI.

   Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
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